Margaret Slaughter

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Rosiglitazone (BRL 49653), a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) agonist and potent insulin action-enhancing agent, was given in the diet (50 micromol/kg of diet) to male Zucker rats ages 6-7 weeks for 9 months (prevention group). In this treatment mode, rosiglitazone prolonged the time to onset of proteinuria from 3 to 6 months(More)
This study compares antegrade gastric and Roux-limb electrical pacing in the evaluation and treatment of delayed gastric emptying following vagotomy, antrectomy and Roux-Y enterostomy. Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats (250 g) underwent midline laparotomy, truncal vagotomy, antrectomy, and Roux-Y jejunostomy. Pacemaker leads were implanted 1 cm apart in(More)
Intracellular recording techniques were used to monitor the resting membrane potential of smooth muscle cells and the excitatory junction potentials (EJPs) evoked by stimulation of the hypogastric nerve. Stimulation with trains of 15 pulses at 1 Hz or 0.33 Hz evoked individual EJPs which increased in amplitude from the first pulse and reached a plateau(More)
Infusion of fructose 1,6-diphosphate, (FDP), the rate-limiting substrate in anaerobic metabolism, decreases infarction in the ischemic heart. This study evaluates the effect of FDP (5% in H2O), glucose (D5W), or normal saline (N/S) infusions and species-specific blood (SSB) exchange transfusions on mortality rates and bowel infarction in rats with(More)
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